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Patrick Murphy from Underwood qualified for the Fall 2019 dean's list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

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According to Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, no unnecessary travel is advised for the western half of Otter Tail County. The road conditions and visibility are deteriorating the farther west you travel, on both county and state highways. This is expected to worsen with time. Remember to …

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The incoming winter storm has postponed a number of weekend events including ice skating on Lake Alice hosted by Noon Kiwanis and Vergas Day of Play. With heavy snow and high winds forecasted through Saturday, it’s probably best to find indoor events to enjoy.



The nationally recognized Concordia Band from Concordia College, Moorhead, announces its annual domestic tour Feb. 2-9. The band will perform a joint concert with the Fergus Falls High School wind ensemble, conducted by Scott Kummrow, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Kennedy Secondary School, 60…

Gregg Raisanen, vice president of academic and student affairs at Alexandria Technical & Community College recognizes individual students for academic excellence during fall 2019. The following students were named to the dean’s list for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher fall semester 2019:

On Sunday, Jan. 19, Anna Wasescha will speak at the Unitarian Church of Underwood on  “The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals” developed by the United Nations.  These global goals are as relevant in our region as they are anywhere in the world. West Central Initiative has a new three-year st…

Lutheran Brethren Seminary’s J-Term will be held at Lutheran Brethren Seminary, 1036 W. Alcott Ave., Fergus Falls, on Monday, Jan. 20 – Wednesday, Jan. 22. There is a great lineup of presentations this year! The discussion on Monday, Jan. 20 is of the biblical (both Old and New Testaments) t…

Ridgewater College would like to acknowledge those students earning recognition on the dean’s lists for fall semester 2019.  In order to be included on the Dean’s list a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 credits, and meet certain othe…

The Otter Tail County Story Mapping Project is a 10-month pilot project by Rethos: Places Reimagined in partnership with the Otter Tail County Historical Society and Springboard for the Arts. The purpose of the project is to collect and map the stories of Otter Tail County by engaging commun…

Matthew Meech recently graduated from CDA Technical Institute, earning a five-month trade degree in commercial diving. His CD degree involves construction projects completed underwater such as  bridges, dams, docks and more using pneumatic hydraulic, bronco burning rods to cut through metal.…

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The Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) is holding a drainage conference on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Moorhead. The intended audience is public drainage authorities including watershed districts and counties in the Red River Basin of Minnesota. S…

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Marquardt has been named associate banker at the Fergus Falls sales office of American Federal Bank.  

On Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m., Empowering Kids will host a sensory friendly movie at the Comet Theater in Perham. Doolittle will play with a few adaptations geared toward those with sensory challenges.  The volume will be turned down and the lights will be a little brighter.  Most important…

The Viking Library Governing Board will meet on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the Viking Library System Board meeting room in Fergus Falls.

The North Dakota State College of Science has named 373 students to its fall semester 2019 President’s Honor List. The Honor List recognizes students who have achieved grade point averages of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credits with letter grades. The honorees include:

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This is one in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2019 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter.   The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.

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Lakes Country Service Cooperative announced the re-election of three members to their board of directors: Kevin Campbell (Clay County), Jim Fish (city of Fergus Falls) and Douglas Huebsch (Otter Tail County).

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A new report from LendingTree, an online lending marketplace that connects users to deals on insurance, found that Minnesota is the sixth worst driving state. They based the ranking on factors including driver quality, distracted driving scores, car insurance increases, and road infrastructure.

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The year 2020 will be a year to celebrate for the Fergus Falls Fish and Game Club. This alliance of sportsmen and women will mark its 100th anniversary with a variety of speakers, activities, and 10-month standing display at the Otter Tail County Historical Museum.

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce the expansion and relocation of a Country Financial office in Downtown Fergus Falls. Financial representative Brian Riches recently purchased Barnard Mortuary at 119 N. Union Ave., to preserve a local historic property and to grow his busines…

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Krista Hagberg wears many hats. She is an office coordinator for Kindred Family Focus in Fergus Falls, a member of the Fergus Falls City Council, a mother, a partner and volunteer. Hagberg has fond memories of the holiday season, giving and receiving gifts, and some of the holiday food that …

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Excitement is in the air! Deer hunting season is upon us, and Governor Walz kicked off the Minnesota season with a bang here in Fergus Falls. The timing of his visit couldn’t be more perfect as the Fergus Falls Fish and Game Club prepares to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Members of the …

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I love seasonal beer. No matter what the season, when the selection becomes available, I have to try it.

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Ask someone to share a holiday recipe and 90% of the time they will share a sweet or dessert recipe. Time to saunter over to the savory side of the holidays and “desert the desserts.”  My plan is to accent the “beginning” (appetizers) instead of the “end” (desserts) of the eating spectrum. T…

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The holidays are coming, and right behind all the anticipation and thrill that they bring each year, come feelings of fear and guilt over the unforeseeable weight gain. How can we enter this season feeling confident in food choices we make? Is it possible to avoid those extra five pounds? Wo…

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Tis the season for holiday parties and overindulging. If you’re having trouble fitting in your regular fitness routine, or just looking for a better way to manage holiday stress and burn a few extra seasonal calories, we’ve got you covered. For the full effect, be sure to sing along to the t…

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The holidays are upon us, the bustling time of menu planning, gathering gifts and creating a beautiful environment for traditions abound!   It can be overwhelming.   

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The holiday season is one that usually sparks emotions of all people in the community. Memories of family dinners, spending time with friends, receiving gifts, enjoying the winter weather and, of course, the baked goods. With this in mind, Fergus Falls resident Mavis Schleske looks to bright…

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White Christmases might be a phenomenon unique to the Northern hemisphere, evoking images of warm clothes and nights by the fire, but Christmas is a holiday just as beloved and comforting in the tropics. I grew up spending Christmas with my family in Caracas, Venezuela, just 10 degrees north…